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A French woman won money from the government for her 'Wi-Fi allergy'

A French woman won money from the government for her 'Wi-Fi allergy'
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We've written about "electromagnetic hypersensitivity" in the past.

It's the medical name for a condition which isn't fully understood, and could be entirely psychosomatic. Whether it's real or not, some governments are starting to recognize it as a health issue. And one French woman cashed out big time for claiming this as an illness she suffered from.

After bringing her ailment up to the French government, Marine Richard, 39, was informed that she could claim €800, or $897, a month for three years to help her with her day-to-day suffering due to electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

After years of suffering from headaches, fatigue, nausea and heart palpitations, Richard was forced to move to a city far outside any bustling city and now lives in a barn with no source of electricity.

If this sounds like one big hoax, don't be so quick to judge. Electromagnetic hypersensitivity, or EHS, is recognized by the World Health Organization - but the group does admit that the causes of this illness are unknown.

EHS has even been portrayed in popular television shows such as AMC's "Better Call Saul." Check out the clip below for a lifelike example of how people affected by EHS go about their day-to-day lives.

Video courtesy of YouTube/ AMC "Better Call Saul"

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